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DTCBS 2022 Party

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

It's time for our favorite episode of the year! For our third annual DTCBS Awards show, we're celebrating the books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, albums, and politics and pop culture stories that defined 2022.
 
Reading 
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Watching (Movies)
Top Gun: Maverick
Everything Everywhere All at Once
I Want You Back
The Fabelmans
Aftersun
Armageddon Time
Watching (TV)
White Lotus (Season 2)
The Rehearsal
The Sex Lives of College Girls
Better Call Saul (Season 6)
Listening (Podcasts)
The Big Hit Show (Twilight season)
Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV
Crimes of the Centuries
Normal Gossip
Free Period
Articles of Interest (American Ivy season)
Listening (Albums)
Harry's House by Harry Styles
CHARLIE by Charlie Puth
Midnights by Taylor Swift
SOS by SZA
Empty Seat by TOPS
Politics
British Politics Breakdown
Iranian Protests
Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Pop Culture
Harry Styles/Olivia Wilde/Jason Sudeikis
Lea Michele
Corn Kid

Monday Nov 07, 2022

We're recapping objectively the best month of the year: October! Tune in to hear us talk about the books we read, shows we watched, and albums we listened to as well Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and boyband BTS' enlistment in the South Korean army.
Follow us on Instagram as @yazminelomax, @majkahahn, and @dtbspodcast!
 
Reading
The Long Road Home: Blackness and Belonging by Debra Thomspon 
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid 
Watching
The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO
Bluey on Disney+
Listening
The Loneliest Time -  Carly Rae Jepsen 
Midnights - Taylor Swift 
Politics 
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/27/technology/elon-musk-twitter-deal-complete.html
https://www.reuters.com/technology/elon-musk-says-he-will-be-twitter-ceo-2022-10-31/
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/hashtag-activism-hashtag10-twitter-trends-dresslik/
https://scholars.org/sites/scholars/files/ssn-basic-facts-buente-on-activism-and-twitter.pdf
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/twitter-turns-15-back-platform-changed-lives/story?id=75804702
https://www.businessinsider.com/social-media-activism-facebook-twitter-youtube-power-2019-12
https://metoomvmt.org/
https://forge.medium.com/how-to-use-twitter-to-engage-in-a-movement-b42272cf99e5
https://time.com/6172234/twitter-social-movement-organizers-elon-musk/ 
Pop Culture 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTS
https://time.com/5912998/bts-army/
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/17/world/asia/bts-military-south-korea-enlist.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoo_Seung-jun
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/korean-pop-group-bts-members-will-perform-mandatory-military-service-in-south-korea
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/btss-conscription-case-for-exempting-south-korean-band-from-military-service-8218707/
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ikrd/bts-hiatus-mandatory-military-service
https://impakter.com/south-korean-economy-braces-for-loss-as-boy-band-bts-pauses-music-for-military/#:~:text=South%20Korea%20stands%20to%20lose,to%20the%20South%20Korean%20economy.%E2%80%9D
https://www.insider.com/trevor-noah-bts-enlisting-south-korea-army-unstoppable-2022-10
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bts-perform-mandatory-military-service-south-korea-1234613240/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali#Draft_resistance

Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

September has ended so it's time to wake up (geddit?) and listen to our recap episode! Majka is covering European politics and Yaz is talking about the Queen's death, celebrity cheating scandals, and the return of The Kardashians...all through a baby-focused lens. And if that isn't enough, you can join us on Instagram as @dtcbspodcast or individually as @yazminelomax and @majkahahn!
 
Reading 
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke
Pizza Girl by ​​Jean Kyoung Frazier
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Watching 
Fire of Love
Don’t Worry Darling
Blonde
After Forever Happy
The Great British Bake Off / Baking Show 
Listening 
Twenty Whatever podcast
Yaz’s Fall Vibes playlist 
Politics 
Sweden 
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/once-far-right-pariah-sweden-democrats-eye-kingmaker-role-2022-09-07/
https://www.dw.com/en/swedish-election-the-astonishing-rise-of-the-right-wing-sweden-democrats/a-63100694 
Italy
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2022/09/giorgia-meloni-italy-election-fascism-mussolini/671515/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/26/far-right-leaders-in-europe-celebrate-expected-brothers-of-italy-election-win 
General
https://www.vox.com/world/2022/9/24/23366464/italy-elections-meloni-sweden-europe-far-right 
https://www.politico.eu/article/understanding-europes-shift-to-the-right/ 
https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/24/europe/italy-meloni-populism-intl-cmd/index.html 
Pop Culture 
Trisha Paytas
https://hollywoodmask.com/p/trisha-paytas-moses-hacmon-baby.html
https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/queen-elizabeth-reincarnated-as-trisha-paytas-baby
Edit: "Malibu" itself isn't a Native American word. The city is named for the Ventureño Chumas settlement "Humaliwo".
Adam Levine
https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/adam-levines-cheating-scandal-and-drama-everything-to-know/
https://nameberry.com/babyname/sumner/girl
https://www.npr.org/2022/09/28/1125519915/the-try-guys-ned-fulmer
The Kardashians 
https://www.capitalfm.com/news/kylie-jenner-son-second-baby-boy-name/
https://www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/what-did-khloe-kardashian-name-baby-no-2-see-clues
Baldwin baby
https://www.today.com/parents/babies/hilaria-baldwin-baby-name-rcna49837

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

Happy September, folks! The end of August got a little crazy but we MADE IT and now we're ready to discuss Sanna Marin's dancing, Linda Evangelista's British Vogue cover, and much, much more!
 
Reading 
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith 
Watching 
Charade
Breaking Away
The Rehearsal on HBO
Listening 
Normal Gossip 
Room on Fire by The Strokes (vinyl re-release from Vinyl Me Please)
Politics 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-30/dancing-finnish-premier-s-stardom-causes-headaches-at-home
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/29/politics/hillary-clinton-tweet-picture-dancing-sanna-marin-prime-minister/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/19/world-leaders-dancefloor-videos-sanna-marin
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a40975626/sanna-marin-finnish-pm-party-video-opinion/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sanna-marin-video-canadian-women-politicians-reaction-1.6559714
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/aoc-video-finnish-sanna-marin-b2156179.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/30/style/sanna-marin-partying-finland.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/23/sanna-marin-women-dancing-solidarity/ 
Pop Culture 
Note: Shia LaBeouf exited Don't Worry Darling in August 2020. He was sued by FKA Twigs for sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress in December 2020. 
Also, the author of the Guardian article mentioned is a neuroscientist rather than a psychologist. The more ya know!
https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/linda-evangelista-british-vogue-interview
https://people.com/style/linda-evangelista-shares-first-photos-of-her-body-since-fat-freezing-nightmare-people-exclusive/
https://www.ibtimes.com/twitter-reacts-linda-evangelista-being-brutally-disfigured-after-coolsculpting-3303087
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/22/style/linda-evangelista-vogue.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/12/the_year_of_outrage_2014_everything_you_were_angry_about_on_social_media.html
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/09/768489375/how-outrage-is-hijacking-our-culture-and-our-minds
https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2015/apr/29/outrage-public-widespread-anger-is-so-common-psychology

Monday Aug 01, 2022

July was a big one: the Pope visited Canada, Bennifer got married, and we're here to recap it all!
 
Keep up with us before our next episode on Instagram as @dtcbspodcast, @majkahahn, and @yazminelomax.
 
Reading 
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
A Map to the Door of No Return by Dionne Brand 
Watching 
Nope
Leave Her to Heaven 
Listening 
Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV
Politics 
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-tuesday-edition-1.6532503/pope-faces-calls-to-renounce-the-doctrine-of-discovery-at-the-heart-of-colonialism-1.6532787
https://vimeo.com/704670907 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/the-pope-s-apology-was-a-start-now-the-real-work-begins-some-catholics-and-indigenous-leaders-say-1.6531879 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-pope-alberta-apology-1.6530947
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/steven-newcomb-doctrine-of-discovery-1.6533637 
https://www.afn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/18-01-22-Dismantling-the-Doctrine-of-Discovery-EN.pdf
https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/indigenous-title-and-the-doctrine-of-discovery 
Pop Culture 
How Las Vegas Became the World's Quickie Wedding Capital
Celebrity Couples Who Got Married in Vegas
The decline of Vegas weddings in The Cut and The LA Times
Wedding cost
"What's classy if you're rich but trashy if you're poor" Reddit thread
The wedding industrial complex

Friday Jul 01, 2022

As Bon Jovi once said, we're halfway there! "There" being the year 2022, which makes this our June episode.
This month has been a tough one for a lot of people so we hope this episode offers some reprieve while still being educational. We also encourage you to join us in donating to abortion funds in the United States, which you can find right here: https://abortionfunds.org/funds/
 
Follow us on Instagram as @dtbspodcast, @yazminelomax, and @majkahahn.
 
Reading
The Switch by Beth O’Leary 
Paying the Land by Joe Sacco 
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
Watching 
Top Gun: Maverick (go see it in theaters please!) 
RRR
The Other Two on HBO
Listening 
Harry’s House by Harry Styles 
Politics 
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61985652
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-18167345
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/30/ben-jerrys-criticises-deal-that-will-resume-sales-in-occupied-territories
https://hbr.org/2021/01/why-ben-jerrys-speaks-out
https://www.benjerry.com/about-us#3timeline 
https://jewishcurrents.org/ben-jerrys-tests-anti-bds-laws 
The Israeli Palestinian Conflict in the US (not by my friends, but still smart) 
https://jewishcurrents.org/trumps-disloyalty-comments-are-what-the-jewish-right-believes 
https://jewishcurrents.org/ritchie-torres-is-the-future-of-pro-israel-politics 
Pop Culture 
Celebrity clothing lines: https://fashionista.com/2017/08/celebrity-clothing-lines-history
Incense and Orris Substack piece on celebrity perfume: https://miccaeli.substack.com/p/a-cultural-autopsy-of-the-celebrity
LA Times about celebrity tequila: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-08-17/celebrity-tequila-history-from-michael-jordan-to-the-rock
Rise of beauty brands: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/celebrity-beauty-brands/
More on beauty brands: https://www.allure.com/story/inside-celebrity-beauty-brands 
Hailey Bieber's line: ​​https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/skin/a35403674/hailey-bieber-skincare-line-rhode/
Hailey Bieber sued: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/leylamohammed/hailey-bieber-sued-minority-business-skincare-line-rhode

Tuesday May 31, 2022

Surprise! We're together IRL again and ready to blow your mind (but hopefully not your eardrums) with reading, watching, and listening recs as well as all the details on upcoming elections and *that* celebrity wedding. 
 
Reading 
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Beach Read by Emily Henry 
Reputation by Lex Croucher 
Watching
Petite Maman 
Heartstopper on Netflix
Conversations with Friends on Hulu
Listening 
I’ve Felt All These Things by Anna Leone 
Dear God by Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon 
Politics
Australia 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-24/australia-s-next-parliament-will-be-its-most-diverse-ever
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/05/25/australias-election-sets-a-heartening-precedent-on-climate-change 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-27/australia-pm-scott-morrison-loses-female-support-before-federal-election 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-27/australia-pm-scott-morrison-loses-female-support-before-federal-election 
Philippines 
https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/11/asia/philippines-election-results-marcos-claims-victory-intl-hnk/index.html 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/25/new-era-for-philippines-begins-as-ferdinand-marcos-jr-officially-proclaimed-president 
Brazil
​​https://www.as-coa.org/articles/poll-tracker-brazils-2022-presidential-election 
https://time.com/6130308/bolsonaro-brazil-2022-election/ 
Pop Culture 
cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a35534446/kourtney-kardashian-travis-barker-relationship-timeline/
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a40064865/travis-barker-moved-calabasas-date-kim-kardashian-fans-think/
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a40007104/why-kourtney-kardashian-travis-barker-got-legally-married/
https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/a40075020/kourtney-kardashian-travis-barker-italian-wedding/
https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/dolce-gabbana-alta-moda-venice/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2022/05/23/kardashianbarker-wedding-latest-proof-controversial-brand-dolce--gabbana-cant-be-canceled/?sh=54c16063590d
https://pagesix.com/2022/05/24/dolce-gabbana-made-millions-off-kourtney-kardashian-travis-barkers-wedding/

The Reunion Special

Friday May 06, 2022

Friday May 06, 2022

Just like your place of work, we're back in-person! That's right; for the first time since 2018, we've recorded an entire episode in the same room. Tune in to hear us deviate from our usual politics and pop culture format, and instead, take things down a more personal--and dare we say, scenic?-- route. 
 
Follow our IRL adventures together on Instagram where we post as @dtcbpodcast, @majkahahn, and @yazminelomax. 
 
Reading
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas 
Watching
The Northman 
Listening 
Lorde - Solar Power Tour 
Remi Wolfe 
Other RWL Mentioned 
The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers 
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
Beach Read by Emily Henry 
The Before Trilogy 
To All the Boys Trilogy 
Set It Up 
I Want You Back
Twin Solitudes - Leif Vollebeck
The New Abnormal - The Strokes
Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers 
The Loves of Your Life - Hamilton Leithauser 
 

Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

This episode mentions the Oscars a lot but doesn't rehash The Thing That Happened at the Oscars. You're welcome.
 
Follow our upcoming reunion on Instagram as @dtcbspodcast, @yazminelomax, and @majkahahn.
 
Reading
Live, Laugh, Kidnap by Gabby Noone
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Watching
Life of Beth 
Abbott Elementary 
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once 
The Batman
Turning Red
Listening 
As it Was by Harry Styles 
Coolest Fucking Bitch in Town by Haley Blais
Politics 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/04/02/brittney-griner-team-usa-training-camp/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60701050
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/brittney-griner-support-from-usa-teammates-1.6405816
https://www.si.com/wnba/2022/03/05/brittney-griner-arrest-russia-statements-wnba-team-usa-phoenix-mercury
https://www.chron.com/politics/article/Silence-around-Brittney-Griner-Russia-detainment-17038676.php
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/usa-basketball-teammates-break-silence-on-brittney-griner-1.6403294 
(Not real news, just the onion) https://www.theonion.com/brittney-griner-s-plea-for-help-relegated-to-espn2-1848733916
Pop Culture
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/27/whats-inside-the-nearly-140000-dollar-gift-bag-given-to-top-oscar-nominees.html
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/2/22/14688240/oscars-gift-bags-distinctive-assets

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

The past month has been...a lot. Particularly in politics. So, we're attempting to make even a sliver of your day a little lighter by focusing on the politics of language revitalization and the drama over at Peloton. We hope this can serve as a small escape for you!
 
Reading
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
Watching
Top of the Lake
Parallel Mothers 
I Want You Back
Picnic at Hanging Rock 
Listening
The Trojan Horse Affair from Serial Productions & The New York Times
Age of Apathy Aoife O’Donovan
Politics: 
Hebrew
https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/israel-hebrew/reviving-hebrew-persian-ancient-languages-eliezer-ben-yehuda-manekji-limji-hataria/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBiiad9fO-g
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-revival-of-hebrew/ 
Maori
https://www.kohanga.ac.nz/en/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/world/asia/new-zealand-maori-language.html 
https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/7886
https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/new-zealand/articles/why-the-revival-of-the-maori-language-is-so-important/
https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/maori-language-week/history-of-the-maori-language 
Pop Culture:
https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a30172338/peloton-girl-commercial-meme-explanation/
https://slate.com/business/2022/01/peloton-stock-production-supply-chain-problems.html
https://www.ft.com/content/29e18453-dfea-4236-a18c-2c3a018a843a
der.com/peloton-giving-2800-fired-employees-free-1-year-subscription-2022-2
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2022/02/10854189/what-happened-to-glossier
https://www.businessinsider.com/peloton-giving-2800-fired-employees-free-1-year-subscription-2022-2 
https://www.thecut.com/2022/02/a-vibe-shift-is-coming.html 
Our episode on 'cheugy': https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-people-v-oil-and-cheugy/id1380846237?i=1000524274408 
Our episode on fast fashion: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-tour-of-majka-s-brain-and-the-future-of-fast-fashion/id1380846237?i=1000534153737
Video essay on fast fashion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6Hwx20m5M

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